New York City Uninsured Motorist Car Accident Lawyer
Being hit and injured by an uninsured motorist can change everything about how a car accident is handled.
Because New York is a no-fault state, you don’t have to rely entirely on the other motorist for expenses because your own insurance may cover a large portion of the costs. What it does not cover, however, are generally things like pain and suffering or bodily injury.
Compensation for these items and for future expenses, such as lost wages, would normally come from the other motorist’s insurance company. If the other motorist is either uninsured or underinsured, it can make your car accident even more difficult and overwhelming than it already was.
However, it isn’t a hopeless situation, and you don’t have to deal with the aftermath of the accident alone. An experienced New York City uninsured motorist car accident lawyer at Greenstein & Milbauer, LLP can help you see your way through this type of case.
New York Compensation After Accidents
The lawyers of Greenstein & Milbauer, LLP have many years of experience in uninsured motorist cases and can help you get compensation for your losses, injuries, and suffering.
When the other motorist doesn’t have insurance of his or her own, sometimes the easiest path involves your own insurance company. If you have uninsured motorist coverage, then some of the compensation you seek can be obtained from that portion of your own policy.
If you don’t have an uninsured motorist provision in your policy, you may need to look to the individual who hit you to provide other means of compensation. This could mean suing the other driver or compelling them to pay for your injuries and damages.
After winning a verdict, you may have to file to have your compensation garnished from the other driver’s wages or bank account. Some circumstances may require a property seizure by the sheriff’s department, who will then sell the property in order to satisfy the motorist’s debt to you.
When another person is responsible for the accident and your injuries, you shouldn’t have to cover the expenses yourself simply because you were the only person properly insured.
Disability Claims and Other Options
One route you may consider is disability benefits.
Whether short term or long term, disability benefits may provide you with some income as you recover from your injuries before returning to work. However, it won’t cover everything, so in many cases, you will still need to seek compensation from the person that hit you.
That individual may face his or her day in court and the charges concerning driving without insurance. In the meantime, the other driver may have to present his or her assets so the court can determine if the uninsured driver has the means to compensate you.
Why You Need an Attorney
Uninsured motorist cases are always more difficult than cases involving motorists who are properly insured.
Unfortunately, these cases are becoming more and more common as people drop insurance coverage in difficult financial times.
An experienced New York City uninsured motorist car accident lawyer can help make sure you get the compensation you deserve, even if the person who caused the accident wasn’t insured.
Contact a Lawyer
Let us help you get the compensation you deserve and enable you to move forward.
Contact us online or call 1-800-VICTIM2 (842-8462) as soon as possible to get started.